There are a number of complications around funding, including navigating the tax laws for various countries and limitations to the University’s payroll system which is not capable of paying individuals who are living abroad.
This means that international students who will be starting their graduate programs abroad will not be able to receive payment of any kind through our payroll system.
The SGS will hold GA appointments in abeyance for these students until such time that they can legally be employed (keep in mind they cannot complete employment hours without pay) in Canada. We encourage supervisors to offer the same flexibility with any GA (research) and stipends they were planning on providing to their students.
Admission scholarships are not impacted and will continue to be paid in instalments as per usual.